Edit: yep. You guessed right. This was an April fools thing. Ha ha.
In a rare slip of the tongue, George Lucas hinted that a Blu-Ray release of the entire Star Wars saga awaits fans later this year in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the release of Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Attending the dedication ceremony (and 80th birthday bash) of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts this past Sunday, Lucas stated that “it was tough, from a technical standpoint, to make it the best possible experience on that format, but we should be seeing them [the six Star Wars films] on Blu-ray this year.”
Why this year? As we all know, and as Lucas pointed out, 2009 marks the 10th anniversary of TPM’s release. “I think it would be neat to do the release this year,” stated Lucas, “because it would get Star Wars back on the collective consciousness. Between the Clone Wars, the anniversary, and the Blu-ray release; it should be an exciting time for fans.”
Might we expect some new “special edition” type modifications? When asked, Lucas simply laughed it off. “I’ve moved on to other things.”
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